Marcus Rashford played as though he was “back on the playground” in his match-winning display against Tottenham.
Watching Manchester United play against Tottenham was a thriller. With Jose Mourinho playing against his former club, majority wondered-will he win or will he lose?
Just before we dive into the content, did you have butterflies when Rashford took up the penalty? Did his overall display catch your attention?
Rashford’s double goals meant he has scored nine goals in his last 10 games with United.
Rashford’s performance was amazing that his manager Solskjaer said, “That is what the Stretford End wants to see. They love to see forwards play with courage.”
The 22-year-old was a menace to Tottenham defense. He scored with a fizzing early effort which saw goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga tip a long-range attempt onto the crossbar.
The visitors, on the other hand, were arguably in the ascendancy. Rashford then won and scored the penalty which ensured United moved back into the top six for the first time since September.
“He was mature and strong against Premier League players.” Said Solskjaer.
“Today he played like he was in the backyard, the garden or the back on the playground with his mates. He is enjoying himself.”
“We do expect a lot from him because he has shown his ability so many times.”
“You can define players by waiting or expecting things to happen. Or, you can make things happen. He made them happen by his movement and decision-making, being direct and positive. This was a top performance.”
McTominay is so professional
United was buoyed by the return of Scott McTominay who had returned from an injury.
His presence was sorely missed in the draws against Sheffield United and Aston Villa. However, McTominay delivered a superb performance alongside Fred at the heart of the United midfield.
“You can almost say he is undroppable.” Said Solskjaer.
“There was no way I wasn’t going to push him through for tonight with the physical presence and leadership he gives us in midfield.”
“Scott had a light session with the reserves yesterday. It was his first session. He is a tough boy. There is no chance he wouldn’t play if he was ok. It was the first time I pushed a player who has not had a foundation.”
“You see a boy doing everything right every single day in training. He prepares properly. They are the boys you want on the team. He is so professional.”